Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
610-584-5104
peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org 

2018  

SATURDAY, december 1st from 3-9pm


Candlelight Tours
The soft glow of candles will guide you throughout the Farmstead for tours showcasing colonial music, seasonal entertaining, and a visit from Belsnickel, a Pennsylvania German St. Nicholas in furs. (Last tour begins at 8:30pm).

WEDNESDAY,december 5TH  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Holidays
Preschoolers will learn about historic holiday traditions and make a craft to take home.     
Fee: $5 per child, ages 3+.  Pre-registration required.  

Looking ahead to 2019!  
SaturDAY, january 26TH from 9Am- 3PM  
wentz workshop: women's caps

Local historian Deborah Peterson will lead a try-on session of women’s caps appropriate to the third quarter of the 18th century before you begin to sew a version that suits.  Basic hand sewing skills preferred, but not required.  Space limited to 8 participants; an alternate date will be chosen in the event of bad weather.
Ages: 12+; fee: $45 pp includes instruction + cap kit. Pre-registration required before Wednesday, January 16th.



Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-3pm
Winter Chores + Treats

In many cultures the days just before the start of Lent meant a time for celebration and feasting and the PA Germans were no different.  They often celebrated Fastnacht Day by using some of the indulgent ingredients in the kitchen, such as butter, sugar, eggs, and potatoes to produce yummy Fastnachts, or fried potato donuts.  Visit to watch hearth cook Deborah Peterson make these and other pre-Lenten treats in the Summer Kitchen; we’ll even have some to share.  But work on the farm never stops, so we’ll also have demonstrations of typical winter activities- preserving meat for long-term storage using the smokehouse, splitting wood for fires, and farm tours.
All ages; fee: $2 per person suggested donation.



Wednesday, March 6th at 10am or 1pm
Child’s Play Series- Winter Chores

Preschoolers will see tools used a long time ago for making yarn and fabric. The children will then work on their own paper sewing project to take home.
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 



Wednesday, April 3rd at 10am or 1pm
Child’s Play Series- Meet the Sheep 

Learn about our wooly friends, the sheep, and make a wool craft to take home with you.  We will also visit the sheep that live at the site.
Ages: 3 & up and accompanied by an adult; fee: $5 per child; Pre-registration required. 



Saturday, April 13th from 10am-3pm
Sheep Shearing Day 

Watch as the farmers shear the sheep, and experience many spring activities on a colonial farm.  For the children there will be colonial toys and games, scarecrow building, and a puppet show.  Highlights are open-hearth cooking, farm tours, spinning, weaving, colonial music, and many other historical crafts.
All ages; fee: $2 per person suggested donation.